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James Vincent @jjvincent London, England

senior reporter for @verge, covering AI, robots, and more. writing a history of measurement for @faberbooks.

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Joined Twitter 1/13/11


Jacques Lacan talking to young people. (1972) https://t.co/9w4morLZVm
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9/19
2020
@chengela Thank you!! And I gotta start branding myself to get in on those stories. Looking forward to getting into this :) @chengela Amazon? I’m not sure!Can’t wait to read @chengela https://t.co/af5UOd9je2
9/18
2020
@Milo_Edwards @raaleh get some boars up on those walls!! https://t.co/M7nVvqLP5VMeán Fómhair - 'middle harvest' - September in the Gaelic calendar. In Druidic tradition it's a time to honour the… https://t.co/6Ac9rpOK1h
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9/17
2020
saw this an immediately went for a glass of water. thanks for looking out for me birds https://t.co/j9IfPn0Ke9mentally i'm here https://t.co/bTKAgHQZOo @VirginAtlantic Any chance of a reply here rather than a brushoff? @ImogenWK doesn't quite fit the lore but you could do a donut for each guest, one of which has a red filling and is… https://t.co/JlRvU8YuyG @VirginAtlantic Would be amazing if you could respond there, or over whatsapp, or over text — all places where I've… https://t.co/PXF3pI44tK @VirginAtlantic Expedia say they relinquished control of the tickets to you and that you can now help me. I've DM'ed all the details :)https://t.co/thQxwug8lD @alexhern @granitetide @VirginAtlantic @ExpediaUK Yep. Exactly this. They basically say that if you ask to change y… https://t.co/fpa2l67Oac @alexhern @VirginAtlantic @ExpediaUK Here's praying. They've been totally useless. I mean, why book me on to flight… https://t.co/HTAFrjbaPtIt's stupid to carp on Twitter perhaps in the hope someone sees something and actually tries to help, but it's a gr… https://t.co/U5t9VvvJjAI call @ExpediaUK Expedia to change, they say I can't because the flights @VirginAtlantic changed me to were themse… https://t.co/bLuUWtKXp7Nothing more irritating than being stuck in an endless loop of automated systems and unresponsive customer service.… https://t.co/s44m0IG3IAFootage of US anti-maskers is indistinguishable from something a college improv group would do as satire. Just biza… https://t.co/4FkwuPpQ9j @alexhern @m_c_elish sorry - it goes back to 2016 also https://t.co/BYUXXj7XFX @alexhern yeah, it's a perfect encapsulation of a complex dynamic https://t.co/gLxo8MKeXF
9/16
2020
I just filed a sad story about a hemp farm that burned to the ground in Jamul last weekend. BUT its owner sent me a… https://t.co/XMylJsDcMI
Retweeted by James Vincent @memphisbarker That thing exploded with worrying force“Tarmac’s full name is tarmacadam,” I remind myself sweetly, whenever the universe conspires against me @VirginAtlantic Thanks, I have done @VirginAtlantic Hey there, I urgently need to change a booking and haven’t been able to speak to anyone. My message… https://t.co/omLsbTlcug
9/15
2020
Tate workers marched today to protest the loss of 313 jobs. Please support them by donating to the fundraiser… https://t.co/EA3B4gvHvD
Retweeted by James VincentDavid Lynch: Glass half full kinda guy https://t.co/MOURleVcZz
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9/12
2020
@SzMarsupial It’s nice when various numbers get slightly bigger and then you are tired afterwards, that’s my takeAs a society we really haven't come to grips with the morality and ethics of allowing so much wealth to accumulate in so few hands.
Retweeted by James Vincent @ajreid @BigIssue Big congrats for the big lad on the big move!!
9/11
2020
me to my serotonin https://t.co/FJgqhimMTD
Retweeted by James Vincent @iansteadman @RachaelKrishna @JaspJackson lol, didn't know there would be so much creative love. i even upgraded to… https://t.co/hZeYR0UjF2 @granitetide a fancy lad eh! @RachaelKrishna it was my first mp3 player and extreeemely cherished. i even loved how scuffed the metal sides got.… https://t.co/kcrKa36Zyl @jamesofputney Yeah, I've had that pointed out to me hah. A silly mistake but I've enjoyed listening to the dark si… https://t.co/qERw9IPnrtAlso funny to see how multiple essays incorporate these sorts of meta-textual asides that hint at the source of the… https://t.co/JtcN0Me70duh, maybe keep an eye on that @jackclarkSF ? https://t.co/EOHmebwytureading the essays in full is actually a bit boring, because while sentences are fluent there's no wider argument.… https://t.co/PBizYr6BBbthe guardian's recent GPT-3 op-ed very much obscured the amount of work needed to turn AI-generated text into somet… https://t.co/SaIAj4pwB9It's impossible to find a better metaphor for politics in the last 30 years than Armando Iannucci's account of his… https://t.co/NsZeqDdBoG
Retweeted by James Vincent @francescawade congratulations!! very well deserved xx
9/10
2020
CNBC poll: “Majorities of likely voters believe that both men are mentally unfit” https://t.co/N7OyB9pEk2
Retweeted by James Vincent @_sudormrf Oh my god so embarrassing! I haven’t ever heard that but I love it - thank you!What #SanFrancisco looks like almost 2 hours after sunrise. #CaliforniaFires https://t.co/KD6t39ctV1
Retweeted by James Vincent @markscott82 I thought SCCs had been validated by the July ruling? eg https://t.co/Qhn8zdxSEL @QCYK1 Yup. Check the project page linked in the story to see examples on cgthe machines only know to reach for “normal” https://t.co/xU434qANiT
Retweeted by James Vincent @SableCat2 Idk! I’d maybe have to re read but my memory is that the criticism was more of the “at what cost..?” sor… https://t.co/iABr3LCp79 @jameskhansen @verge Would love to denounce myself. I do implicitly with every action of my life of course, but it… https://t.co/RmmNqdcki9The last time I read dune, like a few years ago, I remember being struck by how incredibly eugenicsy it all is. End… https://t.co/MXT34kpcsSHey, hogs enjoy instagrammable flat whites too https://t.co/WMtGMQTrJJ
Retweeted by James Vincent @russellbrandom man IN worm!!! god IN worm!! https://t.co/61tKwPimLSDune fans only want one thing and it’s disgusting https://t.co/EN9zswSm11
Retweeted by James VincentAs I suggest in the story, I don't think this is a sign of the coming infopocalypse (though it's gotta be getting h… https://t.co/LM0mASioeRThis morning I made a quick deepfake of Elon Musk lip-syncing Tim Curry's infamous space speech from Command & Conq… https://t.co/zWcXRdC7vZRemembering Otis Redding, born on this day in 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. Here he is singing “Mr. Pitiful” on The !!!… https://t.co/Kt4VwxIcR7
Retweeted by James Vincent @tristandross this tutorial really helped me get the colab version up and running https://t.co/9rIQSliUoU @tristandross oh you'll have much better ideas for this than I will.... it's some open source deepfake lip syncing… https://t.co/LRXcHKQityokay this one worked out a little better - Elon Musk doing Tim Curry's space speech from command & conquer https://t.co/vscq9wAKRUjeff bezos as wayne diamond. the algorithm really doesn't deal well with gaps in audio. not sure if this really goi… https://t.co/PH70FXRyoJhours of messing about in colab later: trump doing the first verse of the rocky road to dublin https://t.co/IBgmHEileh @sokane1 lol, i got this notification and was like "congrats, for what?" then remembered i have the grail. life's funny like that @karlusss https://t.co/WjZUzo5zf8the nice thing about every writing anything about the Voynich manuscript is you join a club of people who will ever… https://t.co/3S2nZMXl3MRemarkable use of facial recognition here (via @skwebdev) https://t.co/N9TiYRxdK7
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9/9
2020
@nattgarun @Bloomberg Niceeee!!! Congrats Natt! ⚡️⚡️⚡️✨✨✨i wrote about the use of video teleconferencing technology in immigration courts for @verge the story isn't just… https://t.co/seJvWYFLW1
Retweeted by James VincentThe most pronounced woof I've ever heard https://t.co/j1m15CUYVF
Retweeted by James Vincent @halhod @jackclarkSF i was right though https://t.co/bID0vpVlO8 @halhod honestly just a guess based on circumstantial evidence rather than technical analysis! it's a lip syncing t… https://t.co/41QYXcN0Cy @halhod lol, yeah, I reckon so. just a guess, but reckon it was probably done with this, which came out fairly rec… https://t.co/26hUwipO2dMy favorite video about modern technology https://t.co/kyvCf7kw7N @RachaelKrishna https://t.co/kyvCf7kw7N
9/8
2020
How has this happened twice https://t.co/ku29giNgOq
Retweeted by James VincentWhere the Musks of this world would likely end up in the Culture universe. From an Iain M. Banks essay I'd not had… https://t.co/OaSjvTcjxR @alexhern still think* @YSAB87 as if you're not living it large already @alexhern i had forgotten. surprisingly gruesome when i looked it up! i still the exoskeleton future that is grim… https://t.co/sd1xLejn6N @YSAB87 are you sure you never have a flutter on the markets tins? with a strategy like that seems you'd never loseI say that having just watched this marketing video from exoskeleton maker Sarcos, who just raised $40mm in a serie… https://t.co/vMm4embCgLIf I were to ever become a VC I would pick prospects, at least in part, on whether the aesthetics of the product fi… https://t.co/sq4ssJDkBk @JeyyLowe i guess so!I do not understand the need to lump this stuff in with deepfake discussions. It's just regular edits. Calling it a… https://t.co/OhgvholYMg"Tech's ever-growing deepfake problem" --> literally none of the videos cited in the article are deepfakes. https://t.co/LaFtL6D9ZV
9/7
2020
Today I was flying from San Jose to Las Vegas on SWA & I looked out my window & I saw this cloud. I l found out tha… https://t.co/pEGkUuML21
Retweeted by James VincentSuck it birds https://t.co/K14ca3GIpu
9/6
2020
@kharijohnson blasting All Ewez On Me as they cruise byI watched this like 20 times already this evening and I am about to watch it again https://t.co/JuZ7pLeaO5
9/5
2020
@latgalia It’s a stingray alocasia. It has eight or nine leaves and every month or so the oldest will wither away a… https://t.co/MbyDxSB1De @latgalia “Like an obscurant monk of the forest, wrapping itself in a leaf-echo of its own cholorophyllic dreams, t… https://t.co/xGUzKc1HpKA monstrous new leaf this morning I had not previously noticed. Like a huge verdant caterpillar, still slightly dam… https://t.co/t3GQpUp1vl
9/4
2020
Terrific account of FT Wirecard investigation. Unsurprising to see law firm Schillings + other “blue chip” professi… https://t.co/JUNKq1YK5S
Retweeted by James VincentThe existence of these things is just amazing to me, completely explicit and formalized public corruption, and it’s… https://t.co/LeW9mNW4Fx
Retweeted by James Vincentgreat interview https://t.co/rTwwGm0hcY https://t.co/rxTtlmpjhI
Retweeted by James Vincentstudents at schools around the country are using a program called Edgenuity for their online courses, which uses an… https://t.co/OncwiuUnye
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9/3
2020
'ow many gecs?! 'undred of em??! https://t.co/WkifCV3hWm
Retweeted by James Vincent£2,500 away from £30,000 and we might be able to buy a welfare van, which has a toilet, microwave, sink, hot water… https://t.co/4km5SmdAZc
Retweeted by James VincentStill the funniest sequence of tweets ever https://t.co/FeMwNvOwiq
Retweeted by James Vincent @jmoss09 @tristandross Microsoft Pub Simulator
9/2
2020

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